Turkish Delight with Fairy Chimneys

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PACKAGE COST: INR 1,34,900 + TAX per person on Twin Sharing basis
Single Supplement: INR 16,000

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Your Itinerary

Day 1
COCHIN – ISTANBUL – ORIENTATION TOUR

Welcome to Turkey, a country located mainly on Anatolia in Western Asia, with a small portion on the Balkans in Southeast Europe. Arrival in Istanbul, stand at the ancient crossroads between Europe and Asia, embarking on a journey of discovery through ancient lands and the marauding empires who fought to rule it. After immigration & clearance meet our local guide at the exit and transfer to hotel enroute orientation of Istanbul. Upon arrival at hotel check in. Dinner at restaurant.

 

Meals: Inflight Meals, Snacks on arrival, Dinner

Overnight at Istanbul.

Day 2
ISTANBUL – HAGGIA SOPHIA – BLUE MOSQUE – BHOSPORUS CRUISE – GRAND BAZAR

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend your day delving into a city where modern and ancient coexist

effortlessly. Gain insights into the Ottoman Empire's power during your guided tour. Visit old

city, Rewind to the 6th century at the sublime Hagia Sophia, marvel at the blue Iznik tiles of

the Blue Mosque, and see the treasures at the Hippodrome.

Visit Hippodrome of Constantinople or Sultanahmet Square, was a public arena mainly for

chariot races. The word hippodrome comes from the Greek hippos (horse) and dromos (way).

The Hippodrome of Constantinople was also home to gladiatorial games, official ceremonies,

celebrations, protests, torture to the convicts and so on. The place is now known as

Sultanahmet Meydanı that still contains a few pieces of the ancient structure.

Blue Mosque located in the old city's heart, it is the most famous mosque in Istanbul and

Turkey. Known with the name Blue Mosque, the original name of the Mosque is Sultanahmet

Mosque. The Blue Mosque is the most visited monument in Istanbul. It was constructed

between 1609 and 1616.

Hagia Sophia, also called Church of the Holy Wisdom, an important Byzantine structure in

Istanbul and one of the world’s great monuments. It was built as a Christian church in the 6th

century CE (532–537) under the direction of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I. In subsequent

centuries it became a mosque, a museum, and a mosque again. The building reflects the

religious changes that have played out in the region over the centuries, with the minarets and

inscriptions of Islam as well as the lavish mosaics of Christianity.

Lunch at restaurant. Later proceed for Bosphorus cruise. No stay would be complete without

this unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the winding strait separating Europe and Asia.

Along the shores you’ll see a beautiful mixture of modern hotels, ancient wooden villas,

marble palaces, fortresses and small fishing villages, as you relax on board.

Later Visit Grand Bazar, finish your day in the vibrant Grand Bazaar, browsing bright displays

of handicrafts, carpets, and souvenir. Proceed back to hotel. Dinner at restaurant.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Istanbul.

Day 3
ISTANBUL – CAPPADOCIA – KAYMAKH UNDERGROUND CITY – DEVRENT VALLEY

After Breakfast, checkout hotel. Transfer to domestic airport to board flight to Cappadocia.

Welcome to Cappadocia! As if plucked from a whimsical fairy-tale and set down upon the

stark Anatolian plains, Cappadocia is a geological oddity of honeycombed hills and towering

boulders of otherworldly beauty. The fantastical topography is matched by the human history

here.

Visit Kaymaklı Underground City is a UNESCO world heritage site is a large subterranean city

in central Turkey built by early Christians where Christians lived with fear and faith.

Lunch at local Turkish restaurant.

Devrent Valley in Cappadocia (also known as Imaginary Valley) is a beautiful valley full of

unique rock formations, many of which are said to resemble animal shapes. Later proceed

to hotel for Check in. Dinner at restaurant.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Cappadocia.

Day 4
CAPPADOCIA – HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE – PASABAG VALLEY - GALA DINNER

Early morning departs for Hot air Balloon ride. If a balloon ride is on your bucket list, there's

one place in the world you can't miss: the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Just hop in and join

the hosts of brightly hued balloons that float above the region's volcanic spires and

honeycombed hills.

Post breakfast proceed for a full day city tour of Cappadocia. Visit Pasabag valley often known

as Monks Valley (Paşabağ Vadisi) in Cappadocia is famous for its perfect fairy chimneys, Sculpted from ancient lava, ash, and basalt. Monks Valley was once home to hermetic monks

who sheltered in the smaller cones atop the upper sections of the fairy chimneys. Visit

Constantine & Helen Church. Lunch at local Turkish restaurant.

Later proceed to Uçhisa, Uchisar is situated at the highest point in Cappadocia. Optional visit

Uchisar castle, Uchisar Castle (Uçhisar Kalesi) is Cappadocia’s tallest fairy chimney, Mother

Nature’s castle in the form of a volcanic rock outcrop visible from miles in any direction. While

not a castle by the standard definition the outcrop was used during the late Byzantine and

early Ottoman periods as a natural fortress for protection against armies on the surrounding

plains. Proceed back to hotel. Later transfer for Gala dinner with Night show with unlimited

local drinks at Turkish Night club.

 

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Cappadocia.

Day 5
CAPPADOCIA – ANKARA – ANKARA CASTLE – ANATOLIAN CIVILISATION MUSEUM – MAUSOLEUM OF ATATURK

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Ankara. Visit Ankara Castle. On a

hilltop overlooking Ankara Old Town, Ankara Castle (Ankara Kalesi), also known as Ankara

Citadel (Hisar), is the city’s most imposing landmark. Framed by 7th- and 9th-century

fortifications, its lanes are flanked by Ottoman houses and wood-beamed restaurants and

topped by ramparts offering spectacular city views.

Later proceed to Visit Anatolian Civilisation Museum Considered to be one of Ankara's

premier attractions, the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is a must-see for learning about

ancient Turkey. Housed in a restored 15th-century covered market, the museum is home to

a wide array of artifacts discovered in excavations throughout Turkey. Museum will take you to a journey through Anatolia's past. With relics from different periods of Anatolian history

including those from Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Bronze Age, Assyrian, Hittite,

Phrygian, Urartian and Lydian civilizations, there are also classical Greek and Roman artifacts

on display in a separate section of the museum.

Post Lunch Visit Anıtkabir, is the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the leader of the

Turkish War of Independence and the founder and the first President of Republic of Turkey.

Later proceed to hotel for Check in. Dinner at restaurant.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Ankara.

Day 6
ANKARA – PAMUKKALE – LAODICEA ANCIENT CITY – HIERAPOLIS

After Breakfast, Checkout from the hotel and proceed to Pamukkale. First place to visit is

Laodicea Ancient City. You will see Zeus Temple, Theater, Church, Monumental Fountain,

Odeon, Imperial Cult, Caracalla Fountain, Syria Avenue, Gymnasium and Stadium.

Visit Hierapolis (“Holy City”) was an ancient Greco-Roman city in Phrygia located on hot

springs in South West Anatolia. Its ruins are adjacent to modern Pamukkale. Hierapolis is a

UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot springs there have been used as a spa since the 2nd

Century B.C.E. and people came to soothe their ailments with many of them retiring or dying

here. Post Lunch check in to check In to Hotel and day free at Leisure. Dinner at restaurant.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Pamukkale.

Day 7
PAMUKKALE – EPHESUS ANCIENT CITY KUSADASI CITY TOUR - IZMIR

Post breakfast RT-PCR test check out from the hotel and proceed to Izmir enroute Visit

Ephesus (Efes) is one of the greatest ancient sites in the Mediterranean. During its heyday in

the first century BC, it was the second-largest city in the world, with only Rome commanding

more power. Many reconstructed structures and ruins, including the Temple of Artemis, one

of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, can be seen here. Lunch at local Turkish

restaurant. Drive to Kusadasi for city tour and shopping. Later proceed to Izmir. Check in to

hotel. Dinner at Restaurant.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Izmir.

Day 8
IZMIR – ISTANBUL – COCHIN

Breakfast at the hotel. Checkout and proceed to Izmir airport to board flight to Istanbul it is

time to return home. The Istanbul International Airport is ready to take you in, for our return

journey to India.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Inflight Meals

Day 9
ARRIVE COCHIN

Arrive home with pleasant memories of your Turkey tour.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

  • Economy class Airfare from Cochin
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation in Istanbul
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation in Cappadocia
  • 1 Night accommodation in Ankara
  • 1 Night accommodation in Pamukkale
  • 1 Night accommodation in Izmir
  • Domestic flight from Istanbul – Kayseri
  • Domestic flight from Izmir to Istanbul
  • Turkey Visa
  • RT-PCR test in Turkey
  • Baggage Allowance as per the airline policy
  • Professional, friendly and well experienced Malayalee Tour Manager from Soman’s Leisure
  • Services of Local English-speaking Tour Guides
  • All transfers and sightseeing by comfortable A/C coaches.
  • Entrance fees of all sightseeing venues to be visited from inside, as per the tour itinerary
  • Accommodation in comfortable and convenient 4-star and more 5 star hotels on twin sharing basis
  • All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Tips – Guide, Driver & Restaurants
  • Travel Insurance [valid for the tour period] up to 70 years of age

PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS:

  • 5% GST
  • 5% TCS (Tax Collected at Source), Finance Act 2020 has inserted a new sub-section (1G) in TCS (Tax Collected at Source) under Section 206C of the Income Tax Act, 1961 to collect tax out of foreign remittance transactions under Liberalized Remittance Scheme [LRS] as well as amount received from buyer by a seller for sale of an ‘Overseas Tour Program Package’ w.e.f. October 1, 2020.As per RBI guidelines an additional 5% TCS on invoice value is applicable for those passengers having PAN (permanent Account Number) or 10% TCS is applicable for those passengers does not have PAN
  • Tips of personal nature and any additional meals, other than specified in the itinerary.
  • Any extra cost incurred on behalf of an individual due to illness, accident, hospitalization, or any personal emergency.
  • Optional tours, if any
  • Anything which is not included in the tour cost inclusion

BRIEF SHOW!

Trip Facts

  • A cancellation charge of 50% of the tour cost will be applicable for the passengers canceling before 15 days of departure and 100 % of the tour cost will be levied as the cancellation charge for the cancellations within 15 days prior to the departure.

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